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The Mitchell House in Historic District in downtown Kinston being restored

KINSTON, NC (WITN) - A long-time structure in one eastern Carolina city is undergoing a facelift, as part of the revitalization of one historic neighborhood. The Mitchell House, part of the Mitchelltown Historic District in downtown Kinston, is finally being restored by an Arizona family.


Train collides with truck in Kinston Thursday

The intersection of East St. and E. Caswell St. where the collision occurred. Photo by Catherine Hardee / Neuse News. A train collided with a truck in Kinston Thursday afternoon, leading to the traffic delays as the train remained stopped across numerous crossings for several hours. Traffic for Sout


Power outages across the east

Eastern N.C. (WITN) - Several counties are experiencing power outages as storms roll through the area.


Kinston man dead after single-vehicle crash

A 20-year-old Kinston man is dead after crashing his car early Wednesday morning. Edgar Abrego was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash happened around 4:30 a.m. on Highway 903 in Greene County.


Seashell Hunter Hits ‘Jackpot,’ Finds Giant Shell at North Carolina Park

It’s a sheller’s dream come true: A basketball-sized helmet shell — four times bigger than average — was found recently at a national seashore in North Carolina, according to National Park Service (NPS) officials.


10 things to do this weekend

Join SCI Restoration Services for its first Easter Bunny Community Giveback. Bring the kids and enjoy a huge egg hunt, inflatables, games, music and food from Mission Barbecue. The event will be held April 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. at 1244 Onslow Pines Road in Jacksonville. The event is free and the whole


Tornado watch issued for 46 North Carolina counties until 5 p.m.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - The most severe weather threat central North Carolina has seen in a little more than three years has forced 46 counties to be under a tornado watch. Orange, Person, and Alamance counties were under a tornado warning briefly Friday morning but it expired without incident.


Trees toppled, houses damaged in North Carolina

ATLANTA (AP) — The National Weather Service reports downed trees and structure damage as severe storms roared through central and eastern North Carolina. A preliminary report said there was roof and structure damage in one neighborhood in Chatham County outside of Siler City on Friday afternoon.


UPDATE: Missing N.C. Woman, 20, Who Was 'Dragged' into Car Has Been Found Safe

On Friday afternoon, PEOPLE confirmed that Lauren Hall is safe and her alleged captor, Rosalino Duarte-Cruz, is now in custody in Wilkes County, NC. Duarte-Cruz has been charged with second-degree kidnapping and assault on a female, as well as first-degree burglary, according to a spokesperson from


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


Easter chicks popular as holiday gift

KINSTON, NC (WITN) While many kids hope to find candy and chocolate filling their Easter baskets this weekend, some may find a new furry friend thanks to one local business here in the east.


Winterville man wins $10,000 in N.C. Lottery scratch-off game

WINTERVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) - A Winterville man was surprised with some extra money this week when he won a North Carolina Education Lottery game. Lottery officials say Christopher Chauncey won $10,000 playing the "100X The Cash" scratch-off lottery game.


ENC under Tornado Watch until midnight, Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for parts of Eastern, Central NC

(WITN) - The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch until midnight for all of Eastern Carolina. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning continues for portions of Washington, Martin and Beaufort Counties.


North Carolina girl finds megalodon shark tooth buried on beach: 'Is this a dream?'

A middle school girl stumbled upon a buried treasure while spending her spring break on a beach in North Carolina. Avery Fauth and her family love to scour the sand for shark teeth whenever they’re on a beach. But Fauth attributes her recent prehistoric find — a megalodon shark tooth — on North Tops


North Carolina woman allegedly taken from her home, being 'held against her will,' police say

A North Carolina woman is being “held against her will” after she was seen being dragged through her front yard Thursday morning, police said. Rosalino Duarte-Cruz, 37, is feared to have taken Lauren Hall, 20, from her home “against her will,” the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies respon


City of Kinston announces trio of proclamations

Lenoir, Greene and Wayne County Guardian ad Litem director Colleen Kosinski delivers a presentation Monday at the Kinston City Council regular meeting. Photo by Junious Smith III / Neuse News.


VIDEO: Severe weather causes large waves at Emerald Isle Beach in N.C.

EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (WNCT) - Video of severe weather causing large waves at Emerald Isle Beach in North Carolina on April 19, 2019, sent to WNCT by viewer Charlotte Rodriguez.


Tornado Watch extended for Upstate and NC foothills until 8 p.m.

(FOX Carolina) - A tornado WATCH remains in effect for much of the Upstate into Polk, Rutherford, and McDowell counties until 8 PM. The alert was initially expected to expire at 5 p.m. but the National Weather Service extended it due the possibility of lingering severe storms.


Suspect Charged For Wayne County Burglary

A suspect is charged for a Wayne County B&E. On April 3rd, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office responded to the breaking and entering at an address on the east side of the county. During the break-in, a large amount of property was taken. Some of the stolen items were located as officers canvassed the


Kinston Parkinson's Support Group holds annual walk

The Kinston Parkinson’s Support Group has been together for 13 years, raising money and awareness for a cure to the disease. Photo by Junious Smith III / Neuse News. April is recognized as Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month and a local group wanted to shed additional light for those affected.